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Public Contracting

Schwartz Edelstein Law Group has extensive experience in representing public sector clients such as boards of education, municipalities and public authorities in all phases of public contracting and bidding for construction contracts, commercial goods and services contracts, professional services contracts, contract negotiations, requests for proposals and technology licensing. Our attorneys are available to assist our clients at any stage of the procurement process from the development of specifications and the preparation of requests for proposals, through project implementation, monitoring and close-out. We work with clients on construction projects from construction concept and pre-referendum through final completion of the project. The services the Firm provides are as follows:

  • Assisting clients in identifying their needs in order to develop a scope of work
  • Preparing the invitation for bids and proposed contract documents
  • Negotiating contracts between clients and service providers such as architects, construction managers, food service vendors, educational service providers and financial institutions
  • Reviewing legal aspects of bid specifications/advertisements and recommending revisions to protect the client’s interests and to suit the client’s particular needs, therefore minimizing potential problems, and ensuring compliance with public bidding requirements
  • Reviewing proposed contracts prior to advertisement and revising them to incorporate essential terms
  • Advising clients during the bidding process and handling any legal challenges which may arise
  • Advising clients regarding issues relating to determination of lowest responsible bidder and contract award
  • Advising clients at contract execution and reviewing compliance with requirements for insurance certificates, bonds and other required documents
  • Advising clients during the contract implementation process regarding contract compliance and enforcement, and working with technical representatives to resolve conflicts and prevent delay
  • Handling litigation arising during all phases of the contract implementation process, from bid protests through defaulting contractors
  • Negotiating takeover agreements with the bond companies of defaulting contractors
  • Monitoring issues that could arise during warranty period

The Benefits of Having SELG Work For You

  • Quality

    Our team has accumulated well over 100 years of combined experience representing clients in all of their legal needs. Our experience has allowed us to produce results in line with their goals and objectives. There is no substitute for experience.

  • RECOGNITION

    Our team is consistently recognized in the legal community as thought leaders and pacesetters. Our distinctions include Best Lawyers, Best Law Firm, Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Martindale Hubbell AV ratings and New Jersey Law Journal’s New Leaders of the Bar.

  • EFFICIENCY

    Efficiency and outcome are more important than hourly rate. More than a century worth of combined experience has allowed us to deliver results with an eye towards our client’s bottom line.

  • ACCESSIBILITY

    Our clients are never far from being face to face with our legal team, as we pride ourselves on offering complete access to our attorneys and staff. We have established a significant presence in New Jersey, with offices in Whippany and Mount Laurel, and serve our New York clients from our Madison Avenue office.

  • Quality
  • RECOGNITION
  • EFFICIENCY
  • ACCESSIBILITY

Our team has accumulated well over 100 years of combined experience representing clients in all of their legal needs. Our experience has allowed us to produce results in line with their goals and objectives. There is no substitute for experience.

Our team is consistently recognized in the legal community as thought leaders and pacesetters. Our distinctions include Best Lawyers, Best Law Firm, Super Lawyers, Rising Stars, Martindale Hubbell AV ratings and New Jersey Law Journal’s New Leaders of the Bar.

Efficiency and outcome are more important than hourly rate. More than a century worth of combined experience has allowed us to deliver results with an eye towards our client’s bottom line.

Our clients are never far from being face to face with our legal team, as we pride ourselves on offering complete access to our attorneys and staff. We have established a significant presence in New Jersey, with offices in Whippany and Mount Laurel, and serve our New York clients from our Madison Avenue office.

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Whippany Office
100 South Jefferson Road, Suite 200, Whippany, New Jersey 07981
Tel: 973.301.0001 | Fax: 973.993.3152